It’s Sara here today and I have a new card for you, made with one of Krista’s new stamp sets!
This set has a big poinsettia and a group of little branches and berries. I decided to use all the stamps except the poinsettia. The open area on the card is where the ‘masking’ comes in.
These are the steps to make it:
1. Create a card base from Kraft brown cardstock or another color of choice. Cut a dark brown panel slightly larger than a piece of watercolor paper. Die cut a circle from lightweight paper to use as a mask on the watercolor paper. (Size of circle will depend on the size of your card base and panels.)
2. Stamp all branches with Antique Linen Distress Ink, and watercolor them with the “no-line” technique. (Because the stamping is done in a pale color, the lines seem to disappear!) Note how the branches and berries all radiate outward, stems and parts of the stamped images will extend onto the paper mask.
3. Before removing the masking circle, add a few little gold splattered drops.
4. Remove the mask and stamp the sentiment with VersaMark ink, cover with gold embossimg powder and emboss using heat tool.
5. The finishing touch is a little heart, die cut from White Soft Finish Cardstock covered with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the front prior to cutting. Cover with Miner’s Gold Silk Microfine Glitter, polish with a fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle. (Heart-shaped die is from the Summer Drink die set.)
6. Add all your panels to the base with Clear Double Sided Adhesive and you’re done!!
Hope you like this tutorial. Please leave me a comment if you have questions or suggestions.
Thanks for stopping by!
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Gold Embossing Powder
Anti Static Tool
Scrap Paper for Mask